People person

Cagatay Atmaca with children in Beijing China. Photo submitted.

Cagatay Atmaca with local children in Beijing, China. He visited the area as part of a geological field trip in 2012. Photos submitted.

A year before coming to Missouri S&T nearly three years ago, Cagatay “Ty” Atmaca was sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp., the national oil company of the Republic of Turkey.

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Willing to work


Ryan Beck’s hardhat from his USG internship came in handy when he went to New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy cleanup. Photo by Terry Barner.

Ryan Beck‘s first experience of leaving the comforts of home to help faraway strangers occurred when he was just a year old. That’s when his parents took him on a mission trip to Mexico.

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